Applications open for a role in the Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society

The PEMBROKESHIRE Agricultural Society is seeking an Ambassador for 2023 to help office holders promote and achieve the goals of the society.

The volunteer role will follow 2022 Ambassador Carys Phillips at this year’s County Show and other company events. They will also play an important role in promoting the work of society, the agricultural industry and rural life in Pembrokeshire.

Anyone between the ages of 18 and 30 who lives in Pembrokeshire and has never been an ambassador can apply for this position.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview on Tuesday, August 16 at the County Show office. The successful candidate will receive a stipend of £200 and membership in the Society for three years.

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Mansel Raymond, President of the Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society, said: “The role of ambassador is important. In order to fulfill the role successfully, the candidate must have excellent communication skills and an enthusiasm to perform the required tasks.

“Knowledge of the Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society and the County Show is desirable. Last year was the first year we opened up applications to all and made the role inclusive for all.”

Carys Phillips was announced as an ambassador at last year’s County Show. She grew up on a dairy farm in Llys y Fran and now lives on a beef and sheep farm with her husband in Freshwater East. She is a primary teacher at Ysgol Glannau Gwaun in Fishguard where she teaches Years 5 and 6 in the Welsh Stream.

A passionate member of the Llys y Fran YFC for over 17 years, Ms Phillips served as club president for two years during the pandemic. She is the County Vice-Chairman of Pembrokeshire YFC and also the Rally Queen.

She has fond memories of attending the County Show every day for as long as she can remember. She said: “Coming from a dairy farm, we never went on a family vacation, but the County Show was our vacation destination.

“Having had many friends who got the role of ambassador in the past, it was a good time to go out there and give as much as I can give to society.

“I hope to help as much as possible to support the society. I hope to establish a close bond between Pembrokeshire YFC members and society and think it would be a great achievement if we could work closely together as two fantastic agricultural movements in Pembrokeshire.

“I hope it brings new and young faces to help the company and the County Show. Working together is key and I hope we will build strong bonds with the young farmers in our county.”

Those interested in applying for the position should complete the application form.

Amalia H. Mercado